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Date Wednesday  2/26/2020
Group State CMC
Event Title Alpine Climbing School - Session B (Team Track)
Start Time 12:00 AM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader CMC Office
Group Price $500.00
NonGroup Price $500.00
Leader Price $500.00
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Lectures at the AMC
Field Days TBD

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CMC Office



Registration is by application.  Link to application

All applications Due by Jan 5th, 2020. Notifications for acceptance will be released by Jan 31st, 2019.  Once you are admitted you will be given a passcode to register for this event.  Class size is limited.

We will be holding an Alpine Climbing School Orientation on December 11, 2019.  It's a great opportunity to learn more about ACS, meet instructors, and ask questions in person.

Alpine Climbing School provides you with the skills needed to participate safely on non-glaciated CMC mountaineering climbs within Colorado in all weather conditions. These skills include navigation and route finding, planning and organizing climbs, rock climbing skills for following on fourth and fifth class routes, and snow climbing skills up to and including roped climbing with crampons.


  • Alpine climbing is hard work and requires a high degree of fitness.   You will be carrying far more gear and weight than you are probably accustomed to. And you might be working at higher elevations than you are accustomed to.  At a minimum, applicants should possess current fitness to comfortably complete CMC C level hikes.

This is the team track for Alpine Climbing School. That is, you commit to a block of dates and work with the same students throughout the course (although you might have different instructors from class to class). If these dates do not work for you, the modular system is the alternative; look for each of the individual classes in the CMC Calendar.

You must commit to ALL of the following dates plus two dates TBD. You must commit to all dates plus be open for the Snow climb and High Peak climb. Note that the Snow climb and High Peak climb are TBD; keep your calendar open. If you miss one of these dates, you will not be allowed to continue because your absence raises a safety issue. And you will be unable to complete Alpine Climbing School this year. In addition, please keep your calendar open in case we need to reschedule due to weather.


2020 Dates for Team Track Session B:

Basic Climbing Classes: February 26 & 27, 6:00-9:00PM
Nav 1 Lectures: March 10 and 12, 6:00-9:00PM (Sessions A and B Combined)
Nav 1 Field Day: March 22 all day starting at no later than 6:00AM
Nav 2 Lecture: March 25, 6:00-9:00PM (Sessions A and B Combined)
Nav 2 Field Day: April 5, all day starting at no later than 6:00AM
Intermediate Snow Lecture: April 8, 6:00-9:00PM (Sessions A, B and C Combined)
Intermediate Snow Field Day: April 19, all day starting at no later than 6:00AM
Advanced Snow Lecture: April 29; 6:00-9:00PM (Sessions A, B and C Combined)
Advanced Snow Field Day: May 10, all day starting at no later than 6:00AM
Technical Snow Grad Climb: TBD, keep your calendar open
Intermediate Rock Field Days: June 13 and 14 - All day
High Peak Grad Climb: summer TBD, keep your calendar open


Attendance/Completion Policy

Students must attend all lectures and field days to receive credit for completing the course. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond a missed lecture/field day. Students must also demonstrate mastery of both the prerequisites and the skills taught in the immediate class. If such mastery cannot be demonstrated, the student will be asked to repeat the course. If a student cannot demonstrate mastery of the prerequisites the student will not be allowed to continue in the class.


Note that classes sometimes show "Sessions"; Basic Climbing Session A, for example. Sessions are simply alternate dates of the same class. In other words, you may choose Session A or Session B, depending on which dates work best for you. You do not have to complete both Session A and Session B.

NOTICE: Classes must have a minimum of four students signed up and the requisite number of instructors. If either number is too low, the class may be canceled.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.